Origin and History
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During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:
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Service during the War
In the summer and autumn of 1759, the frigate was part of Thurot's squadron which was blockaded in the harbour of Dunkerque by a British squadron under the command of Commodore William Boys. In October, Boys' squadron was driven from his station by a gale. On October 15 at 5:00 PM, Thurot seized the opportunity, slipped out through a thick fog and made to the northward. He then sailed for Ostend, then to Göteborg in Sweden, partly to procure stores, and partly, no doubt, to baffle pursuit or observation. There he remained for 19 days, going next to Bergen in Norway. On her way thither, the frigate was so damaged in a gale as to be obliged to abandon the expedition and to return to France.
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N.B.: the section Service during the War is derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.